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    #1

    He went to the bathroom

    "He went to the bathroom."
    Why not "He go to the bathroom"?

    The subject haven't arrived yet from the bathroom so why do people use "went"?

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    #2

    Re: He went to the bathroom

    "He go" is never correct.
    "He goes" is correct grammar, but means a repeated action. We *all* go to the bathroom at some point.

    "He has gone to the bathroom" is okay to say why is not here right now.
    "He went to the bathroom" is okay to say where he was going when he left.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: He went to the bathroom

    'The subject haven't arrived yet...' is also never correct. It has to be 'The subject hasn't arrived yet...'

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    #4

    Re: He went to the bathroom

    I think you need to go back and review the verbs "to be" and "to have" (in all the tenses).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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